Allied Universal is continuing its global expansion with the acquisition of three companies located in New York, the Netherlands and Denmark. The largest of the three companies, International Protective Service Agency, is headquartered in New York, NY, and provides comprehensive security and event services for clients located throughout New York and New Jersey. IPSA founder and owner Jerry Heying, as well as its 350 employees, will be joining the Allied Universal team this year.
Allied Universal hired Tim Brandt as the company’s Global CFO. Brandt will lead the financial operations of the company, and will focus on the upcoming acquisition and integration of G4S, and the eventual IPO of the newly consolidated company. Prior to joining Allied Universal, Brandt worked for 30 years with Deloitte and was the Managing Partner of the Orange County practice for the last four years of his career.
The following statement can be attributed to Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union: We hope that the new ownership continues and improves upon the long standing relationship between G4S and UNI Global Union,” said Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union. “We’ve worked together since 2009 to navigate the challenges of decent work in this industry.”
February 2021 saw a bidding war for G4S between Allied Universal and GardaWorld come to a close. Allied’s bid of GBP 3.8 bn at 245 pence per share, backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus and Canadian pension fund Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, won the auction as GardaWorld did not increase its offer of 235 pence per share. G4S’ board has supported Allied’s bid and has made a recommendation for its shareholders to vote to accept the acquisition. The merger is set to result in a private security services Goliath with worldwide reach.
UK’s G4S, U.S.’s Allied Universal, and Canada’s GardaWorld are all in negotiations to buy one another. In the estimated US$244-billion global human security guard market, Allied Universal’s approximate US$4-billion acquisition of G4S is being rejected as “inadequate.” Allied Universal on Oct. 28 tabled a “highly conditional indicative offer” of at least 210 pence per share, subject to due diligence.
G4S expanded the solutions of the G4S Return to Work Assurance program, a new, comprehensive set of solutions to assist organizations with security planning and implementation as they reopen business operations during COVID-19. G4S’ program outlines critical jobs to be done and guidelines for keeping workers and the public safe. Program Addresses Requirements and Jobs to Be Done by People, Process and Technology.
G4S announced the G4S Return to Work Assurance program, a new comprehensive solution developed to assist organizations with security planning and implementation as they consider the reopening process during COVID-19. As states begin to prepare to return to a new way of operating during the pandemic, organizations must consider how to ensure the safety of their employees and the public at large. The G4S Return to Work Assurance program is based on the G4S Security Risk Management Model.
G4S announces it is looking to hire more than 15,000 new team members across the U.S. over the next two months. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing extensive business disruption and change in a variety of sectors, this has led to an increased demand for security personnel across the country. Security officer and site supervisor positions span a variety of industries such as healthcare, government, finance, technology, commercial and private properties.
G4S announced a partnership with Stabilitas, a critical event intelligence provider, to integrate their platform into G4S’ Risk Operations Center. The result will be delivery of real-time, actionable and innovative intelligence to complement the ROC’s situational awareness, analysis, crisis management and threat monitoring services from one dedicated location. This solution is particularly relevant to companies that need to identify current and potential COVID-19 hotspots.
Agent Video Intelligence announced its seventh annual Channel Partner Awards, honoring leading members of its Channel Partner ProgramThis special accolade recognizes six partners for their exceptional partnership and efforts during 2018 in their respective regions. Exanet is the Agent Vi Outstanding Partner of the Year for 2018, recognized for their professionalism in winning deployments such as the Vicente López Safe City project, and other large-scale municipal projects in Argentina.
Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that AMAG Technology, a leading access control, IP video, identity management, visitor management and intrusion detection solution provider, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. AMAG’s Symmetry™ CompleteView VMS (video management system) is certified for use with Arecont Vision megapixel cameras, and is available in the MegaLab™ as part of the program.
G4S has completed phase one, installing the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software and 229 Avigilon surveillance cameras at the 65,000-seat Hard Rock Stadium and the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Phase two of the installation will include 600 additional Avigilon cameras. Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Operations Todd Boyan has been impressed with the results. “Avigilon and G4S have successfully created a state-of-the-art security solution. Avigilon security solutions enable us to monitor the crowds and gives us the ability to identify and respond to potential security issues in a proactive manner.”
Shares in security firm G4S slumped to their lowest since 2009 after it emerged that the gunman who killed 50 clubbers in a Florida nightclub this weekend was an employee. Omar Mateen, an American citizen who pledged allegiance to Islamic State before embarking on the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, had worked for the global giant since 2007, the company confirmed.
G4S Technology, part of the G4S security solutions provider, is releasing Symmetry V8 access control software. Symmetry V8 is available in Business, Professional, and Enterprise versions and adds support for Microsoft Windows Version 8.1, Server 2012 R2, and SQL 2012. Symmetry V8 is designed to deliver upgraded video and access control capabilities that improve performance […]
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